Jun
19
Wed
2019
Hiking: Willowbrook Park @ Flagpole near the carousel (in Willowbrook Park)
Jun 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Some of our largest tulip trees live deep in the white trail. If we are lucky, we might see a yellow-belly sapsucker! The trail is level and unpaved.

Evening Group Hike @ Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Join us for our weekly evening, guided hike where we will cover 4/5 miles. There are some small climbs but it’s fairly easy. We try to maintain a quick pace but can accommodate all skill levels. You will see parts of the Greenbelt and the trail system that you haven’t seen before! Dress for the weather and trail conditions. Proper footwear is essential. Bring water and a snack if you think you’ll need it. No reservation is required. We go in all weather unless conditions are dangerous (thunderstorms). Always check the Greenbelt Conservancy’s Facebook page for updates on changes or cancellations (Cancellations generally only occur in very bad weather). Every Wednesday (unless weather conditions are severe).

Jun
20
Thu
2019
CityParks Seniors Fitness Yoga @ Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)
Jun 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come out and get active in your neighborhood park! We welcome New Yorkers 60+ to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga and fitness walking in 16 neighborhood parks across the city. Activities in this six-week Seniors Fitness program take place twice a week and all equipment is provided.

It’s My Park at Northerleigh Park @ North Avenue and Lockwood Place Entrance (in Northerleigh Park)
Jun 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify Northerleigh Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Easy Rider – Indoor Cycling @ H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

Did you love riding bikes as a kid? And haven’t gotten on one since? Are you intimidated by the idea of a full-on Tour-de-France-style cycling class? Then consider this alternative! A kinder, gentler approach to riding. In no time, you’ll go from novice to know-how! We’ll build up time on the bike from week to week, growing your ability, confidence, and comfort! Please commit to at least 3 classes. Everybody rides at their own pace. The soundtrack for this course draws from movie scores and classical music. Please note: Space is limited; registration required! Please register by emailing Stephanie.Parello@parks.nyc.gov or by calling (646) 571-5234.

Two Views: North Shore | Opening Reception
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For the past five years, documentary photographers Gareth Smit and Stephen Obisanya have been separately documenting life on the North Shore of Staten Island. Smit, born and raised in South Africa, originally took an interest in the North Shore during the aftermath of Eric Garner’s death when he photographed Garner’s family and friends while chronicling stories about a community in transition. Obisanya, a Nigerian immigrant raised on Staten Island, began his work on the North Shore as a means of recording the underpinning moments in a community undergoing transformation, exploring the foundations of human connection and condition through the lens of family and community.

The North Shore is a borderland — a place where the culture wars of our decade play out in the everyday lives of its residents: housing and a gentrifying urban landscape, policing and race relations, immigration and the experience of LGBTQI+ youth. At a time when global politics seeks to dehumanize, distort, or oversimplify, the North Shore offers a complex counter-narrative — a microcosm of contemporary life in the United States.

Two Views: North Shore explores two perspectives considering similar themes about one place, and provides a glimpse into the lives, and stories, of many. It is also the inaugural exhibition of Obisanya’s work in New York City. By presenting their work together, Smit and Obisanya emphasize how the individual experience of life on the North Shore converges and diverges in a multitude of ways. The joint exhibition also comments on the presumed singular narrative that photography so frequently presents. Through contradictions, reflections and refractions, Two Views: North Shore reconstructs a more complex narrative about life on the North Shore.

RSVP here

The Pipes Are Calling
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Pipes are Calling…

Join Richmond County Pipe & Drums

A Staten Island community Bagpipe & Drum band proudly serving Staten Island and the greater NYC area for almost 40 years

Free Lessons on Bagpipes & Drums

Every Thursday Night, except holidays

7:30pm – 10pm

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Eltingville

Family Fun / Bring a Friend

No Experience Necessary!

We will teach you everything you need to know

Please email ahead in case of any unforeseen cancellations: richmondcountypipesdrums@gmail.com

More Info: http://www.richmondcountypipesanddrums.com

Any other questions: Kathy Burke 917-837-3272

Jun
21
Fri
2019
CityParks Seniors Fitness Tennis @ Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)
Jun 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Come out and get active in your neighborhood park! We welcome New Yorkers 60+ to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga and fitness walking in 16 neighborhood parks across the city. Activities in this six-week Seniors Fitness program take place twice a week and all equipment is provided.

Kidz Cook Staten Island Childrens Museum
Jun 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn different cooking techniques at the museum. It’s different each month!
Free with museum admission

Also at 4 PM.

Tavern Terrace Outdoor Concert Series @ Historic Richmond Town
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Beer, barbecue, and live music all summer long! Staten Island’s biggest backyard barbecue returns for another fun-filled season at Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site. The Tavern Terrace will be open for the season beginning May 31. The Tavern Terrace Beer Garden features a selection of hand-crafted ales and lagers from Staten Island’s famed Flagship Brewery, and delectable smoked classics from Corner House BBQ, winner of the People’s Choice Award at the KCBS BBQ Cook-off and Uncorked! The Terrace will be open Friday and Saturday evenings all summer long, featuring live music each Saturday! The Tavern Terrace at Historic Richmond Town is fun for the entire family! Bring a blanket and have a picnic! Enjoy classic outdoor games and cool down at Egger’s Ice Cream Parlor with a sweet treat!

Tavern Terrace Outdoor Concert Series
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Beer, barbecue, and live music all summer long!

Staten Island’s biggest backyard barbecue returns for another fun-filled season at Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site. The Tavern Terrace will be open for the season beginning May 31. The Tavern Terrace Beer Garden features a selection of hand-crafted ales and lagers from Staten Island's famed Flagship Brewery, and delectable smoked classics from Corner House BBQ, winner of the People's Choice Award at the KCBS BBQ Cook-off and Uncorked!

The Terrace will be open Friday and Saturday evenings all summer long, featuring live music each Saturday! The Tavern Terrace at Historic Richmond Town is fun for the entire family!

Bring a blanket and have a picnic! Enjoy classic outdoor games and cool down at Egger’s Ice Cream Parlor with a sweet treat!

Summer Solstice Concert and Beach Walk Conference House Park @ Great Lawn (in Conference House Park)
Jun 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Celebrate the Summer solstice and Make Music Day with summer evening musical performance and beach walk. Enjoy the unique sweet sound and music of The Staten Island Snugs, a five-member, four-part harmony outfit, with lead guitar, bass, flute, keys, and drums. A Staten Island favorite, enjoy original songs along with old favorites including Beatles, classic rock, folk, blues, and even some tin pan alley. Afterward, enjoy a narrated guided walking tour, with NYC Parks and Conference House Conservancy, along the shoreline on the longest day of the year!

Movies Under the Stars: Aquaman @ Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park)
Jun 21 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film. From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king. Know Before You Go You should arrive before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Observing: Hunter’s Point Park
Jun 21 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Observing: Hunter's Point Park

The AAA observes on the two successive Fridays a month when the Moon is in the evening sky.  We set up our telescopes just west of the oval, at the far west end of Borden Avenue, starting around sunset.
For more information, visit the AAA Hunters Point Park Observing site.

Observing: Lincoln Center
Jun 21 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Observing: Lincoln Center

The AAA observes at Lincoln Center every Friday and Saturday evening from April to the middle of August and for several weekends in September. We stargaze on the plaza, just north of the fountain, starting around sunset.

For more information, visit AAA’s Lincoln Center Observing website.

Jun
22
Sat
2019
It’s My Park at Northerleigh Park @ North Avenue and Lockwood Place Entrance (in Northerleigh Park)
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify Northerleigh Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Gentle flow yoga @ Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The lawn of Clear Comfort is the perfect serene environment for yoga this summer. Please bring a yoga mat, water, and a towel. Classes meet on June 8, June 22, July 13, June 27, August 10, and August 24. All sessions start at 10:00 a.m. Led by Be Yoga & Dance in partnership with Shape Up NYC .

Paws & Claws Event @ Ocean Breeze Park
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us with your furry friends for a day of fun and information at our Paws & Claws Event. Don’t have a furry friend? Not to worry! This event includes adoption opportunities from local organizations, along with veterinarians, groomers, trainers, and more. *Please note NYC Parks requires all dogs to be on a six foot leash.

Freshwater Fishing @ Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park)
Jun 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp, or chain pickerel. Whether you choose to grab a simple bamboo pole at a quiet lake or join more advanced saltwater programs, we have a program that fits your skill level. All equipment is provided; this program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first come, first served.

Saturday Zoofaris
Jun 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Staten Island Zoo is happy to introduce our Saturday Zoofari program. We have created six exciting programs for children in PreK through 6th grade. This is a four hour (10am – 2pm) drop off program at the zoo.

Please pack a lunch for the day. There is no refrigeration for the lunches at the zoo so the lunches need to be non-perishable.

You can register for any number of sessions or all six! There is a 15% discount on the total price if you register for all six sessions.

Register here:
http://statenislandzoo.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2446149&OrgKey=3637&ReturnURL=%2fOpenRosters%2fViewActivitySpaceAvailable.aspx%3fclassificationid%3d55250%26orgkey%3d3637#

Staten Island Museum: Super Science: Life on a Log
Jun 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Decomposing trees and other plant materials play a vital role in the recycling of materials needed for life. They also provide homes for many living organisms. Investigating three stages of decomposition, participants will answer the question, “What happens to a tree after it falls?”

6-12 year olds, accompanied by an adult
FREE with museum admission
Staten Island Museum (Bldg A)
Space is limited–Register in advance here

The Nature of Staten Island – Prose and Poetry
Jun 22 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Staten Island OutLOUD celebrates the Greenbelt’s anniversary with community readings from William T Davis and contemporary Island poets. Free!

Tai Chi class
Jun 22 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Tai Chi is held on Saturdays at 3:30 PM. The fee for the class is $12/$10 for members. Learn more at http://www.tibetanmuseum.org/tai-chi

L’unicorns Fiesta @ Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)
Jun 22 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Come and meet the members of Staten Island’s first LGBTQ Latinx group, and enjoy a performance of poetry and music on the Alice Austen House Lawn. L’unicorns is the first Latinx LGBTQ group on Staten Island. The group has created a safe space for the LGBTQ Latinx immigrants where members can share information, access education, cultural opportunities, and critical resources. They function under the umbrella of La Colmena Community Job Center.

PASS: s o u  n  d  i   n   g  line
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Inside Snug Harbor’s historic cottage, four performers create, inhabit, and transform individual and collective pasts to ask what it means to belong as a woman to a family line.

Using movement and shadow play, and manipulating simple elements — cloth, rope, paper, and light — Adrienne Westwood’s s o u n d i n g line pulls the imagined histories of female ancestors into the present.

“Westwood is a promising choreographer of delicate craft, one worth watching.” —Eva Yaa Asantewaa, Infinite Body Blog

Saturday, June 22 | 6:00 PM reception | 6:30 & 7:00 PM performances and Q & A
Cottage B
Admission: $10 | Snug Harbor Member: $8
BUY TICKETS HERE

Adrienne Westwood’s residency and performance at Snug Harbor are held in partnership with the Department of Creative and Performing Arts at the College of Staten Island as part of the CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI), which receives major support from The Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Howard Gilman Foundation, and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Jerome Robbins Foundation, the SHS Foundation, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, and Dance/NYC’s New York City Dance Rehearsal Space Subsidy Program, made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. CDI is spearheaded and administered by The Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College. www.cuny.edu/danceinitiative

Tavern Terrace Outdoor Concert Series @ Historic Richmond Town
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Beer, barbecue, and live music all summer long! Staten Island’s biggest backyard barbecue returns for another fun-filled season at Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site. The Tavern Terrace will be open for the season beginning May 31. The Tavern Terrace Beer Garden features a selection of hand-crafted ales and lagers from Staten Island’s famed Flagship Brewery, and delectable smoked classics from Corner House BBQ, winner of the People’s Choice Award at the KCBS BBQ Cook-off and Uncorked! The Terrace will be open Friday and Saturday evenings all summer long, featuring live music each Saturday! The Tavern Terrace at Historic Richmond Town is fun for the entire family! Bring a blanket and have a picnic! Enjoy classic outdoor games and cool down at Egger’s Ice Cream Parlor with a sweet treat!

Tavern Terrace Outdoor Concert Series @ Historic Richmond Town
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Beer, barbecue, and live music all summer long! Staten Island’s biggest backyard barbecue returns for another fun-filled season at Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site. The Tavern Terrace will be open for the season beginning May 31. The Tavern Terrace Beer Garden features a selection of hand-crafted ales and lagers from Staten Island’s famed Flagship Brewery, and delectable smoked classics from Corner House BBQ, winner of the People’s Choice Award at the KCBS BBQ Cook-off and Uncorked! The Terrace will be open Friday and Saturday evenings all summer long, featuring live music each Saturday! The Tavern Terrace at Historic Richmond Town is fun for the entire family! Bring a blanket and have a picnic! Enjoy classic outdoor games and cool down at Egger’s Ice Cream Parlor with a sweet treat!

Tavern Terrace Outdoor Concert Series
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Beer, barbecue, and live music all summer long!

Staten Island’s biggest backyard barbecue returns for another fun-filled season at Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site. The Tavern Terrace will be open for the season beginning May 31. The Tavern Terrace Beer Garden features a selection of hand-crafted ales and lagers from Staten Island's famed Flagship Brewery, and delectable smoked classics from Corner House BBQ, winner of the People's Choice Award at the KCBS BBQ Cook-off and Uncorked!

The Terrace will be open Friday and Saturday evenings all summer long, featuring live music each Saturday! The Tavern Terrace at Historic Richmond Town is fun for the entire family!

Bring a blanket and have a picnic! Enjoy classic outdoor games and cool down at Egger’s Ice Cream Parlor with a sweet treat!

Trail Running
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturdays 7-9pm

Free—open to adults, seniors

Greenbelt Nature Center,
700 Rockland Avenue, Staten Island, NY, 10306

(718)-351-3450

Movies Under the Stars: Captain American: The First Avenger @ Broadway and Wayne Street (in CPL. Thompson Park)
Jun 22 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film. WWII soldier Steve Rogers volunteers for a military experiment that transforms him into a superhero, and he uses his newfound abilities to protect America from a villain known as the Red Skull. Know Before You Go You should arrive before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Observing: Lincoln Center
Jun 22 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Observing: Lincoln Center

The AAA observes at Lincoln Center every Friday and Saturday evening from April to the middle of August and for several weekends in September. We stargaze on the plaza, just north of the fountain, starting around sunset.

For more information, visit AAA’s Lincoln Center Observing website.

Jun
23
Sun
2019
NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park @ Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome! This program is in coordination with NYC Parks’ Community Parks Initiative.

NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park @ Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome! This program is in coordination with NYC Parks’ Community Parks Initiative.

Taste of Italy BocceFest
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Join us for a Fun-Filled Day!!

All Day Specialty Foods & Beverages, Bocce Tournament, Kids Activities, Awards and Prizes, Live Entertainment and more…

For ticket pricing and more information, visit here

Storytime in the Secret Garden: The Tiny Seed
Jun 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Classic tales for kids, in a fairy-tale garden! Your children will feel swept away by the castle towers and shrubbery maze in the newly-restored Connie Gretz Secret Garden while they listen to engaging readings of favorite stories.

WHERE: Connie Gretz Secret Garden
ADMISSION: $5 per child. Adults are admitted free of charge, but must be accompanied by a child.
BUY TICKETS HERE

On June 23, enjoy the tale of The Tiny Seed! Carried from its flower home by the autumn wind, a tiny seed travels around the world. Its journey is perilous, and the reader learns the fate of fellow seeds: they can fall into the ocean, be burned by the sun, or be eaten by birds. Even those seeds that land and begin to grow are in danger of being stepped on or picked. Against the odds, however, this tiny seed survives to grow into a grand, beautiful flower, ready, in turn, to send its seeds out into the world on the wind.

Solar Observing: Pier i NEW YORK CITY
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Solar Observing: Pier i NEW YORK CITY

Solargazing returns to Riverside Park South in front of Pier i Cafe at 70th Street down on the Hudson River waterfront.  Come take in the Sun in a whole new way, with solar telescopes specifically designed to safely look at the Sun.  You’ll see sunspots and prominences under a summer sky.  Goes great with the food at Pier i Cafe!

For more information, visit the AAA Pier i Solar Observing website.

Talk with Ariel Goldberg: Performing Networks: Slideshows, Questionnaires, and Directories @ Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

How did lesbian-identified photographers in the 1980s build community in real time? Often claiming figures like Alice Austen as inspiration, photographers such as Joan E. Biren and Tia Cross created narratives about becoming a photographer in order to claim legacies from histories of omission. Ariel Goldberg’s publications include The Estrangement Principle (Nightboat Books, 2016) and The Photographer (Roof Books, 2015). Goldberg’s research, writing and performance work has been supported by the New York Public Library, the Franklin Furnace Fund, SOMA in Mexico City, and Smith College. From 2014-2017, they organized readings at The Poetry Project. Goldberg teaches writing and from 2014-2017, they organized readings at The Poetry Project. They are the 2018-9 Zuckerman Fellow, Curator of Community Engagement at the Jewish History Museum in Tucson, AZ. Goldberg’s art writing has appeared in e-flux, Artforum, and Art in America. They are currently working on two books: Heavy Equipment, essays on the practices of LGBTQ photographers in the 1970s-90s, and A Century, a novel based on the partnership of art critic Elizabeth McCausland and photographer Berenice Abbott.

Jun
24
Mon
2019
Sunrise Tai Chi @ H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)
Jun 24 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Tai Chi focuses the mind while training the body — meditation through movement. Once learned, it can be maintained easily as a healthy life-long practice, easily adapted to your abilities and/or limitations. Due to continuous movements, especially shifting body weight from one leg to another, Tai Chi delivers countless benefits, including increased strength, conditioning, balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, range of motion, bone density, joint lubrication, mind/body connection; and more confidence, peace of mind thru-out the day, improved sleep at night. Note that this is the oldest original Chen-Style Tai Chi, taught by traditional instruction, where each student learns at their own pace and builds up their knowledge bit-by-bit.

CityParks Seniors Fitness Tennis @ Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)
Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Come out and get active in your neighborhood park! We welcome New Yorkers 60+ to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga and fitness walking in 16 neighborhood parks across the city. Activities in this six-week Seniors Fitness program take place twice a week and all equipment is provided.

Free Parents & Family Substance Abuse Support Group
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Free Parents & Family Substance Abuse Support Group

If you know or are living with someone who appears to have a substance
abuse problem, come talk and listen. The goal of this group will be
substance abuse education, referral sources, support family and friends.

Hosted by Christopher’s Reason

Jun
25
Tue
2019
Turn & Learn Compost Work Day (NYC Compost Project) @ Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. The best way to learn about compost is to make it, and attending our Turn & Learns will make you a pro. Bring a water bottle, wear closed-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. If you help us make compost, you can take compost. Please bring your own container. Please note: this is a volunteer event and not a pick-up event. You must volunteer at the work day to receive compost. Supplies may be limited. Registration is strongly recommended. Registration is strongly recommended . The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

Grasslands Dinner
Jun 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Visit the Greenbelt Nature Center for an evening of dinner and conversation surrounding grassland habitat. Members of the Freshkills Park team will join ecological researchers from the College of Staten Island to lead a presentation and discussion about one of Staten Island’s lesser-known habitat types. Learn about the history of land use on Staten Island and in the Northeast that has led to the loss of grassland habitat, as well as the opportunities that newly formed urban grasslands provide.
A vegetarian dinner utilizing local produce will be provided. This event is free but registration is required.

https://www.facebook.com/events/796048074129250/

Easy Rider – Indoor Cycling @ H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

Did you love riding bikes as a kid? And haven't gotten on one since? Are you intimidated by the idea of a full-on Tour-de-France-style cycling class? Then consider this alternative! A kinder, gentler approach to riding. In no time, you'll go from novice to know-how! We'll build up time on the bike from week to week, growing your ability, confidence, and comfort! Please commit to at least 3 classes. Everybody rides at their own pace. The soundtrack for this course draws from movie scores and classical music. Please note: Space is limited; registration required! Please register by emailing Stephanie.Parello@parks.nyc.gov or by calling (646) 571-5234.

Observing: High Line
Jun 25 @ 8:30 pm – 10:45 pm
Observing: High Line

The AAA began its weekly observing sessions on the High Line on August 25th, 2009. We’ve gone up every week since then, except for a break during the winter months of November through March, and the inevitable cancellations due to overcast skies.

The AAA observes on the High Line, near 14th street, every Tuesday evening, from the beginning of April through the end of October.

For more information, visit AAA’s High Line Observing site.

Jun
26
Wed
2019
Local Organics Recovery: Baker Square @ Intersection of Hyatt & Stuyvesant
Jun 26 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am

We host neighborhood organics drop-off sites and compost the material locally at sites managed by NYC Compost Project staff. Our drop-off sites located at greenmarkets, major public transit stations, public libraries, and other popular locations let residents recycle their waste conveniently.

Learn what to drop off here:
http://www1.nyc.gov/site/dsny/recycling-and-garbage/residents/what-food-waste-to-drop-off.page

Greenbelt on the Go: Adult Hike – Red, White and Blue Trails @ Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)
Jun 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

In the spirit of our Independence Day, let’s celebrate by walking these connected trails. Trails are unpaved and have some hills.

Evening Group Hike @ Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Join us for our weekly evening, guided hike where we will cover 4/5 miles. There are some small climbs but it’s fairly easy. We try to maintain a quick pace but can accommodate all skill levels. You will see parts of the Greenbelt and the trail system that you haven’t seen before! Dress for the weather and trail conditions. Proper footwear is essential. Bring water and a snack if you think you’ll need it. No reservation is required. We go in all weather unless conditions are dangerous (thunderstorms). Always check the Greenbelt Conservancy’s Facebook page for updates on changes or cancellations (Cancellations generally only occur in very bad weather). Every Wednesday (unless weather conditions are severe).